The advent calendar is being opened and the countdown to Christmas has begun, so don’t forget to add your repeat prescription to your Christmas list!
We are advising all our patients not to leave it too late at Christmas and New Year to order and collect their repeat prescriptions. Please ensure any relatives know to order and pick up their medicines early too.
You GP practice or pharmacy may close earlier than usual on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve so don’t leave it too late to collect what you need and please order your medicine five working days before you wish to receive it to avoid delays.
Please remember that to ensure accuracy we do not allow repeat prescriptions to be taken over the phone, but you can order them through the NHS App as well as ordering in person at the practice.
It is also a good idea to stock up your medicine cupboard with over-the-counter remedies so that minor illnesses or injuries can be managed at home, without needing to contact your GP practice.
For more information about looking after yourself this winter, visit https://www.nhs.uk/live-w…/healthy-body/keep-warm-keep-well/ which provides up-to-date and expert advice on a range of illnesses and complaints.